Family friendly, quick, easy, nutritious, tried and tested.
Just a side note that this is not exactly how arepas are often made and I am certainly no expert. Arepas are very under-appreciated in my opinion in Europe and they are super quick, easy, cheap and family friendly. I have also removed the salt as I try to avoid added salt when possible, especially when you are feeding kids.
Makes about 6 arepas
2 cups PAN pre-cooked cornmeal
2 1/2 cups water
3 tbsp coconut oil
Mix the water and cornmeal in a bowl
Form 6 balls with your hands
Flatten and form to create the arepa shape
Allow the coconut oil to heat in a frying pan
Add the arepas and cook on each side for about 3 minutes but be careful not to allow them to burn
Place in a preheated over 180 degrees c for 20 minutes
Allow to cool
Slice through and add your desired filling or add your toppings on top